Harambe, St. Olafs annual diversity conference, concluded Saturday after a week full of activities to stimulate awareness and appreciation for diversity in the community. This years theme was "In Living Color: Exploring Diversity."
Although Harambe is a well-publicized event, Oliha and many others believe that Harambes goals miss the mark; not because of the speakers, facilitators, or events, but because of the St. Olaf community as a whole.
When the molecular beam spectrometer arrived on campus during Week One of September 1981 amidst a throng of newly admitted freshman, there was no inclination as to what impact this 21-foot vacuum system weighing 17,000 pounds would have.
It was by far the biggest arrival of the year, and in the 21 years that it has been housed on campus the molecular beam spectrometer has produced enormous results for Physics Professor Jim Cederberg, who was honored in April by the American Physical Society (APS) for his research in an undergraduate institution.
St. Olaf College graduates the third highest number of Peace Corps volunteers out of all small universities and colleges in the United States, according to a recent report. Students, staff, and faculty members seem pleased with this statistic, which has further established St. Olaf as a globally minded school.